additive manufacturing's response to covid-19
three ways to step in for first responders
We are in an unprecedented fight. However, we, the manufacturing community of the U.S. – and the world – possess an incredible engine. Together, we have the potential to deploy a devastating weapon in the fight against our common enemy, COVID-19. To turn on the engine requires coordinated leadership and response. 3D manufacturing presents itself as a critically important supply chain enabler. While we cannot be first responders, we can be second tier responders. Where the supply chain for critical medical equipment is faltering, we can step in.
Join Blake Teipel, CEO and Co-founder of Essentium, as he explores three categories in which 3D manufacturing can play an immediate and critical role as part of a coordinated effort with civil and national defense bodies, local government, federal bodies such as OSHA and the FDA, medical equipment manufacturers, and industry guidelines such as GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) that guarantee reproducibility of product quality to set specifications.